The only permanent aspect of life is “Change”. Well, this phrase also truly represents the change we see every day in our businesses and also in technology. There hasn’t been a point in history where we saw such rapid and dramatic evolution of technology in every field and we hope the trend continues. Talking about change, many optimistic gurus out there refer Change, being the mother of opportunity. If thus is true, then we need not to worry about rapid changing we see in digital marketing trends. Well, Digital marketing is one of the most evolving technology that has simply decimated the traditional marketing norms. If you want to succeed at global competitive markets today, you got to embrace the changing trends of digital marketing industry.
Before we look at some of the core values of digital marketing and the way they are evolving, it is important to remember that digital marketing in itself is a multidimensional technology that incorporate diversified specialized fields. For a successful and competent digital marketing campaign in 2017, you need to formulate a winning strategy by effectively bringing together many core competencies and making them work seamlessly towards a single target.
Among the various core competencies that together make a successful digital marketing campaigns, some of the more important ones include:
- Content Marketing
- Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
- Social Media Marketing (Facebook Advertisement)
- Paid Marketing (PPC)
- CRM (Email marketing, B2B approach)
Let’s examine one at a time the changing face of each of these core competencies that together will shape-up your ultimate digital marketing campaign in 2017.
Content marketing (The King Maker):
It was stated by "Bill Gates in January, 1996 in his essay!
Content has remained one of the most powerful ammo for all aspects of digital marketing since early days. The efficacy of content still remains valid and high to-date with search engines looking for rich, informative and engaging content on websites.
What though has changed is the writing practices of contents. Earlier contents were written around some specific keywords with little regard to relevant information. Today, a rich and effective content needs to incorporate long tail keywords tactically placed in between informative material with a sound call to action.
Here’s what the content lookalike in digital marketing campaigns of 2017:
- Live streams have been on the rise in terms of popularity. Facebook live, snapchat, YouTube Live and many other social media platforms are offering live streaming modes to attract viewers. These live channels present easy to use and interactive platforms for hosting of many interesting events, infographics, briefings and much more content related services.
- B2B business campaigns are on the rise as companies realize the efficacy and far reaching potential of newsletters and email marketing. 2017 is perhaps the best time to excel your email marketing campaigns through newsletters and customized email contents. Stats have shown the increased open rates for emails and a rich and targeted content strategy can manifold its efficacy for business growth and building relations.
So, if you are looking to take your site to the top of Search Engine ranking, it is highly advice to invest considerable in content development. Lookout for any rubbish content present at your site (this will take you deep down in case you don’t remove in the brink of time) and replace it with fresh, engaging and lively content now.
Search Engine Optimization (Settling the odds straight)
Search Engine Optimization or simply SEO is one of the most powerful resources available to online businesses to out-reach their potential customers globally. It is certainly one of the most sacred and long terms part of any digital marketing campaign that can’t be ignored. Search Engine Optimization is actually a combination of different techniques that together create a formidable foundation for organic ranking of websites over search engines (Google being the prime focus for all online businesses). It simply can be referred to as the marketing tool of modern world!
Traditionally, SEO practices have been revolving around the strategy to ensure high rankings of few keywords for a website. This was primarily achieved by locating few significant keywords and then rigorously marketing them through content marketing of link building. However, the role of SEO in digital marketing campaigns of 2017 has changed completely. Today, SEO is a multi-faceted technique that supports the overall digital marketing strategy using several tools and techniques.
Some important tools to formulate an efficient SEO strategy for digital marketing campaign in 2017 include:
- Rich and targeted content development
- Accelerated Mobile Pages
- Mobile SEO – Read my previous on mobile friendly website and SEO
- Machine Learning – (Say hello to automation)
- Rich User Experience
There’s no shortcut to success, gone are the days when SEO companies would claim top ranking within no time. It is highly advised to avoid any such agency which claim to take your site at top ranking in a blink of an eye. Trust reputed and honest SEO consultants with ethical SEO techniques. Remember, there’s no replacement of organic ranking and only a truly mastered SEO Consultant can get you there.
Social Media Marketing (Facebook advertisement)
Irrespective of the business model, social media platforms present an ideal platform for efficient, targeted and instant digital marketing campaigns. Social Media marketing have become one of the most powerful tools for digital marketing campaigns thanks to dedicated platforms available with all social media sites.
Facebook for itself is the biggest social media network and owns some other beasts in industry including Instagram and WhatsApp. With over 1 Billion active users, Facebook is certainly the ideal platform to reach out to global clientele for your product /services. Realizing the potential of advertisement, Facebook has introduced a highly effective and targeted advertisement solution for businesses. This is an ideal platform for companies to laser target their ads towards interested users globally and get instant response. That’s why any digital marketing campaign without an effective and rigorous Facebook advertisement can lose its potential customer-base big time.
A lot of unethical social media marketing agencies have been operating in Pakistan for quite a while. Here’s what you can lose to them. Any inorganic (unnatural) marketing trick will take your business deep down the well. Only an ethical, highly professional online marketing agency in Pakistan can help to generate targeted traffic to your site.
PPC – Pay-per Click Advertisment
Paid Marketing or PPC is another direct and instant way to get higher traffic to your website. With the optimization level “Google” you can be sure of getting highly targeted marketing and immediate response through PPC marketing technique. Creating customized and targeted ads with relevant content for PPC marketing can significantly enhance your overall digital marketing campaign in 2017.
Looking to hire some PPC Specialist for paid marketing consultants in Pakistan? Make sure you hire the right company who has the experience and expertise required for a strong and efficient campaign. Your paid marketing campaign needs to be highly targeted with strong statistical backing and deep analysis of business competition.
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